Axe Edge - 30th September 2007
Date 30th September 2007 Description Axe Edge
Start Point Flash Village Peaks Climbed Axe Edge 551m
Total Time 4hrs 15min    
Walking Time 3hrs 30min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 45min    
Distance 9.63 miles    
Moving Average 2.8 mph Pressure 1021.8mb
Elevation at Start 464 metres Temperature 6 - 11°C
Total Ascent 452 metres Weather Cloudy start then sunny intervals
Max Elevation 551 metres Walking With No One

Flash Village - Spring Head - Dane Valley Way - Three Shires Head - Danebower Quarry - Reeve Edge Quarry - Orchard Farm - Dane Head - Axe Edge (North - Trig Point) - Axe Edge (South) - Axe Edge End - Hilltop - Oxenstitch - Flash Village

A sunday morning walk starting in the village of Flash near Buxton. Flash states it is the highest village in Britain at 1,518 feet above sea level. Flash is also famed for "Flash Money" as depicted on the sign above the New Inn. Fugitives took refuge on the moors in the area and illegal prize fights took place at Three Shires Head. It was a centre for the forger's trade and was known as bandit country. Today started quite overcast and dark although it was bright and sunny when I left home. The route included a "there and back" climb to Axe Edge Moor Trig Point. On arrival the sun came out and the views to Buxton, Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill, and the Cat and Fiddle Inn were fantastic. The walk across Axe Edge Moor was quite bleak with not much life and colour. I think the best time to come would be when the heather is out.

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Reference Books Used

Walk! the Peak District (South) by Frank Westcott (Discovery Walking Guides)
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
A dark start in Flash - Light skies miles away
Looking to Turn Edge from near Flash
Bridge over stream near Spring Head
Water trough on way to Three Shires Head
Dane Valley Way to Three Shires Head
Nearing Three Shires Head
Three Shires Head
Second bridge at Three Shires Head which is not seen until you arrive there
Three Shires Head
Second bridge at Three Shires Head with Panniers Pool
Dane Valley Way near Cut-thorn Hill
River Dane heading to Axe Edge Moor
Chimney - the flue for Danebower Quarry
River Dane alongside path to Danebower
Dane Valley with chimney
Danebower Quarry old workings
Danebower Quarry old workings
Hills around Blackclough
Path on Axe Edge Moor with old sign!!
Close up of another old sign!!
Footpath sign on Axe Edge Moor
Parkhouse Hill & Chrome Hill from Axe Edge
Looking towards Buxton from Axe Edge
Aprroaching Axe Edge Summit
Axe Edge Summit Trig Point
Axe Edge Summit Trig Point
Axe Edge Summit Trig Point
Axe Edge Summit Trig Point
Leaving Axe Edge Summit
Zooming to Cat & Fiddle Inn from Axe Edge
Grouse Butt near Cisterns Clough
Axe Edge summit in the distance
Buxton from Axe Edge ridge
Orchard Farm from Axe Edge ridge
University of Sheffield Research Laboratories
Buxton from descent of Axe Edge ridge
Stile on footpath back to Flash
Wolf Edge near Flash

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